Ted McGinley doesn't like this shit.

Jul 07, 2010 18:03

Get-Up Factsheet on Refugees

Dear Idiots Who Talk About "queues", "illegal boats" and "proper channels", and also Julia Gillard, since you're pandering to these idiots,

This is why there cannot be a "debate" on this topic, because one side is "debating" with completely incorrect information:

1. They're coming here in droves!
Julia Gillard herself admitted that what Julian Burnside said about it taking 20 years to fill the MCG with these people was true.

2. But they're jumping the queue!
There is no queue for asylum seekers. Anyone can turn up and seek asylum, from any country at any time. Perfectly legal.

3. They're not using "proper channels/legal methods"!
There are no "proper channels". Once again, anyone, anywhere, at any time, from any country can legally turn up in this country by any method and seek asylum. IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL.

4. They are not genuine!
85-90% of boat people are eventually found to be genuine refugees - compared to about 45% of people who arrive by plane.

5. How can they be refugees if they have the money to pay to come here on a boat?
There is no law that says a refugee or asylum seeker has to be poor. In fact, many of them come from wealthy families who are in danger from corrupt governments seizing their wealth and property (ie: Zimbabwe).

6. We should be looking after our own people first - especially pensioners!
We do. We look after both. Pensioners just got a $30 a week pay rise. They have pension cards, pensioner concessions, most of them either own their own home outright or are in government housing. The myth of the starving pensioner eating cat food is exactly that.

OKAY THEN I JUST DON'T LIKE THEM AND I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT IT'S OKAY BECAUSE WE'RE HAVING A DEBATE AND I'M ENTITLED TO FEEL WHAT I FEEL EVEN IF IT'S RACIST BUT IT'S NOT RACIST BECAUSE IT'S MY FEELINGS AND IF YOU SAY I AM RACIST YOU'RE JUST A PC BLEEDING HEART TRYING TO STIFLE DEBATE.
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